May 22, 2006 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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May 22, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 21
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May 22, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 21
Enzymes responsible for installing halogen atoms in natural products with exquisite selectivity reveal their catalytic logic
By Amanda Yarnell
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Government & Policy
Small-molecule natural product is a potent antibiotic with a novel target (p.7)
Science & Technology
Attendance drops at biennial instrumentation trade show but still exceeds organizers' expectations (pp. 36-37)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Antibiotic Halts Lipid Synthesis

Small-molecule natural product is a potent antibiotic with a novel target
(p.7)

Drugmaker Buys Key Biotech Firm

AstraZeneca's deal continues push of major pharma companies into biologics
(p.8)

Supreme Court On Clean Air Act Case

High court will rule in suit over what constitutes an emissions increase
(p.8)

Nanotube Speedway

Gas and water zoom through the carbon nanotube pores of a membrane
(p.9)

Another Good Year

Profits are up in Japan, but rising costs present a challenge
(p.10)

Analyzing Protein Interactions

Technique probes inhibitor-enzyme interactions comprehensively
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Members of a key Senate panel plan to include greater incentives for biofuels projects in farm policy overhaul
(pp. 29-31)
Generic drug producers are being paid to drop patent challenges, FTC says
(pp. 32-33)
National Academies report finds the agency trying to do too much with too little
(p.34)
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Science & Technology

Enzymes responsible for installing halogen atoms in natural products with exquisite selectivity reveal their catalytic logic
(pp. 12-18)
Attendance drops at biennial instrumentation trade show but still exceeds organizers' expectations
(pp. 36-37)
Carbohydrate-coated carbon nanotubes mimic cell surfaces and interface with cells
(p.38)
New technique is analogous to magnetic resonance imaging, but without the radio pulses
(p.39)

Career & Employment

Outside Boston's biotech hub, New England pitches specialized positions and a slower pace of life
(pp. 43-48)